Melissa A. Maszczak serves as Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Leadership and Governance at Thomas Edison State University. Preceding her current role, she served for over 12 years in various positions in the president’s office at Thomas Edison, most recently, as executive assistant to the president and secretary to the board of trustees. Prior to joining Thomas Edison State University, she worked as a manager and corporate trainer in the private sector.

Maszczak currently serves as a member of the board of the National Association of Presidential Assistants in Higher Education (NAPAHE) and former member of the board and program committee chair of the University’s chapter of the American Council on Education (ACE) Women’s Professional Network.

Maszczak earned her bachelor’s degree at Monmouth University in English and psychology and master’s degree in liberal studies and industrial organizational psychology at Thomas Edison State University. She is currently a PhD candidate in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in ethical and creative leadership at The Union Institute & University. She resides in Bordentown, New Jersey with her husband and two children.